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RLS's Lucy Alper trains partner organisations in Greece


(alt text: Lucy delivers training to colleagues from Global Brigades)


Athens, 04/04/2024


An important part of our role is using our legal expertise to support others in the sector.


In recent weeks, we’ve worked with a number of organisations to provide training on the context in Greece. This has included training with: 


  • Global Brigades, which offers free basic healthcare, legal empowerment, and business advice to anyone who needs it. They run a polyclinic in Athens that provides free, consistent, and broad health coverage, focusing on women and children

  • The Corinth Camp Community Centre, which represents a collective of NGOs, namely Vasilika Moon, Aletheia, and One Bridge to Idomeni, focused on supporting refugees and migrants residing in the Corinth refugee camp

  • Social work students from Hogeschool Viaa University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands

  • Operazione Colomba - an Italian association based on the principles of nonviolence and communion with victims of conflict. In Greece, their  volunteers meet the community on the move, trying to help with their daily needs. They create a safe space where people feel free to open up and share their fears and life experiences.


Now we have more tools to help people we meet inside the camps and better information to give them about their legal situation. Lucy was very clear about how to take care when giving information and to allow people to make their own choices and be more empowered to follow their own legal path. Operazione Colomba 


Hearing about the nuances of the law when it comes to immigration and the legal issues refugees have to face through a lawyer's perspective was eye-opening.” Global Brigades



(alt text: Lucy with students from Hogeschool Viaa University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands)


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